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In Memoriam

Klaas Willem Jonker
(Wilko)
† April 30, 2018

On Monday 30 April 2018, Wilko Jonker died after a long illness at the age of 58. He leaves behind a wife and two children. The Dutch military aviation and plastic modeling were his hobby and on this website he shared all the knowledge he has collected over the years. His hobby has been able to distract him from the persistent disease in his body until the last week of his life. The contacts with other hobbyists were a major support for him.

This website will be maintained by different people for as long as possible, so that other enthusiasts can continue to benefit from extensive content.

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History

The Airspeed A.S.10 Oxford was a three seat airplane, with two engines.
It was used as advanced (twin-engined) trainer for at the RAF by the end of the thirties (of the twentieth century). It was the military version of the Airspeed Envoy, first flown in 1937.
The Oxford was equipped with two Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah engines of 375 hp each. The first Oxfords entered RAF service in 1938 and the type remained in service until 1946.
The Mk.I was equipped with an Armstrong Whitworth dorsal turret; with the release of the Mk II this turret was omitted.
The Oxford was used for training of pilots and navigational training.

In the end 8751 Oxfords were built in several versions.

Versions

Airspeed A.S.10 Oxford Mk.I:
Bomber trainer with dorsal turret
Airspeed A.S.10 Oxford Mk.II:
Navigation trainer
Airspeed A.S.10 Oxford Mk.III:
Navigation trainer with more powerful engines
Airspeed A.S.10 Oxford Mk.IV:
Test bank for DeHavilland Gypsy Queen engines
Airspeed A.S.10 Oxford Mk.V:
More powerful engines

 

Technical Information
Dimensions:
Length: 10,52 m Wingspan: 16,26 m
Height: 3,38 m Wing area: 32,12 m2
Weights:
Empty weight: 2569 kg Max. start weight: 3896 kg
Performances:
Max. speed   320 km/u Cruising speed: 224 km/u
Range: 1540 km    
Engine One Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah rated 375 hp
Crew: 1/2 Passengers 3/4